Volunteers wanted for Seaburn Dene clean up

Seaburn Dene residents are calling for volunteers to join them when they set to work sprucing up their neighbourhood this weekend.

The Friends of Seaburn Dene are planning two days of action to tidy up the path that runs behind Monkwearmouth Comprehensive School from Staveley Road to Mere Knolls Cemetery and the surrounding fields.

Maureen Batty, of the Friends of Seaburn Dene,┬ásaid: “I think people should take care of where they live because if you don’t look after things you lose them.

It’s such a beautiful area and we’re trying to keep it that way, so we’re going to try to get a few people together every couple of months to keep on top of it.”

The event is being supported by Sunderland City Council as part of the Love Where You Live campaign.

The campaign aims to encourage people to take a pride in their communities and get involved in what’s going on there.

Councillor Michael Mordey, Sunderland City Council’s Portfolio Holder for City Services, said: “Love Where You Live is all about making a difference to where we live, so it’s great to see people in Seaburn Dene taking a pride in their area and organising activities like this.”

Volunteers are asked to meet at 10 am at the Staveley Road entrance to the pathway and to wear appropriate clothing and footwear as the footpath is uneven with overgrown shrubs in places.#####

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